Fundy Region will benefit from investments to help improve tourism experiences and bring people back to public spaces safely

Community public spaces promote social interaction, physical activity and are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Unique and authentic tourism experiences also benefit our communities, as they provide jobs to residents and bring new economic opportunities by attracting visitors. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and the local tourism sector.

Today the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, announced total investments of $872,664 for one project through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) and two projects through the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) in the Fundy region.

For the full list of projects, please see the backgrounder.

The CCRF was launched in June 2021. The Fund provides $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces. As public health restrictions ease, the Government of Canada remains committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This in turn will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.

Launched in July 2021, the Tourism Relief Fund was created to help organizations and businesses in the tourism sector adapt their operations to meet public health requirements, offer innovative products and services to visitors and prepare to welcome back travellers. The Tourism Relief Fund is administered by Canada’s RDAs and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).

Quotes

“Strong, vibrant communities in New Brunswick are a critical part of a robust and inclusive economic recovery. Investing in community infrastructure and tourism initiatives helps drive local economic growth, attract more visitors, create jobs, and provide residents and visitors with spaces to gather and explore safely.”

–      The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA

“The Canadian tourism sector continues to be one of the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are fully committed to supporting businesses and organizations through these challenging times, keeping safety as the top priority while ensuring they get support to quickly recover, innovate their products and services, and thrive. The Tourism Relief Fund will help businesses adapt, make improvements, and be ready to welcome back guests. It also feeds into a broader strategy to help the sector survive the pandemic, recover and grow. The Canadian economy will not fully recover until our tourism sector recovers.”

–      The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance

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